fusillade762: I've never played it. Am I missing anything?
jayhawk88: Level 421 for me. Let me set the scene for you, if you haven't gotten that far:- match 7 striped candies in 50 moves- Oh, and there are 4 cakes on the board, each of which will clear the entire field when they are destroyed- Also, there is one tornado that will randomly destroy a candy on the board after each move.- But don't worry! They give you 4 striped candies on the board! Encased in jelly or whatever, so that if you clear a cake, the striped should fall down and give you to easy matches!- But of course the board is "bugged", and these striped's are always destroyed by a cake clear.It's been a good month I think for me stuck on this one, and I'm pretty close to just chucking it. Which of course means I'll probably get lucky and beat it sometime in the next couple of days.
TuteTibiImperes: fusillade762: I've never played it. Am I missing anything?It's a fun little game, with a very nice difficulty progression. It does bug you (sometimes quite insistently) to connect it to your facebook account, and it has microtranactions to get power-ups or bypass difficult levels, but none of that is mandatory.I've never connected it to facebook or paid for anything in the game, and I've still enjoyed it and progressed well. It also has a nice built in 'time to put the tablet down' feature, because you get 5 lives, and after you've lost them you need to wait 20 minutes or so per life to come back.
Argus Prescott: You can set your clock forward on most devices to earn more lives instantly. Of course if you suck, that means going years into the future to get more lives...
Fiction Fan: But once you connect to FB you'll see how far the infection has spread. Everyone will be giving you lives as well as it'll ask you daily to give all your friends a free life. If you don't accept them (just leave them alone and don't select "Accept") until you need them then you can stack them. I was over 150 lives at one point but that was when I was cutting back and getting ready to go cold turkey.Has never worked for me. Play through Facebook. If I ignore the life request that gives me a life (chuckle), then it doesn't show up the next time I connect after having gone thru the 5 lives I have. The game really should just compound the lives so if say 5 people give me requests I have 10 lives, but nope, math isn't exactly the CC way. After all if the players for Candy Crush could do math then they would soon figure out how much they have spent on the game from their actual bank accounts and then what would happen?
Terrible Old Man: I can't really understand this sort of thing. Why are people regressing to simplistic games made for 5 year olds? Have Mario and Zelda become too hard or something?Half the games I see people wasting their lives with are digital versions of the garbage found in Highlights for Children.
Pope Larry II: Candy Crush is evilI much prefer this explanation
MadMattressMack: My name is MadMattresMack and I've been free and clear of CC for 3 months now on my honor. I take it one day at a time and life is looking pretty good. There was once a time when I'd spend 30 minutes in the bathroom at work with the "just one more round" mindset, but those days are behind me.Seriously, it has been about 3 months and I'm glad I chunked it. I got close to 300 IIRC and the game just became a "play as many time as you can until you roll the right drops" game. A friend and I figured out how to get infinite lives and that didn't help things much. But as bad as I was I wasn't the worst I kno;, one lady I work with is in over $100 in that game and a friend's wife traded her WoW addiction for it.I took a few jabs from friends when they passed my score after I quit. I just looked at them and asked them what are they doing with their lives. Really, to get to those levels you're investing as much time as part time college or spending money you shouldn't be spending.
some_beer_drinker: WoW addiction for it.
Tyrosine: Meh. I'd like to care but the Steam holiday sale is on and now I've got to play Rage, the Farcry series, Dead Island, Papers Please, Adventure Time, and Deadlight so I'll too busy to care about a game that's basically Bejeweled with candy.
worlddan: some_beer_drinker: WoW addiction for it.Did you read that Gamasutra article? It was one of the most pompous anti-science articles I'd ever read, which is saying something. First of all, an "addiction" is simply behavior someone doesn't like. But even more important if all these freemium models are so abusive how is it that the original gaming "addiction" (WoW) was based upon a subscription model? This psuedo-behavaiorism moralism never ceases to astonish me.
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Quaker: jayhawk88: Level 421 for me. Let me set the scene for you, if you haven't gotten that far:- match 7 striped candies in 50 moves- Oh, and there are 4 cakes on the board, each of which will clear the entire field when they are destroyed- Also, there is one tornado that will randomly destroy a candy on the board after each move.- But don't worry! They give you 4 striped candies on the board! Encased in jelly or whatever, so that if you clear a cake, the striped should fall down and give you to easy matches!- But of course the board is "bugged", and these striped's are always destroyed by a cake clear.It's been a good month I think for me stuck on this one, and I'm pretty close to just chucking it. Which of course means I'll probably get lucky and beat it sometime in the next couple of days.I'm stuck on 421 as well. The worst part is that you can't even buy your way past the level because none of the power-ups are helpful. It's just one of those levels that you have to play a million times until you happen to get outrageously lucky.
Hector Remarkable: We are all being trained by alien forces to run their mindless machines as slave labor for all eternity. Candy Crush is the beginning. And then one day, fields of mindless human clones serving the needs of Reptilian invaders. It's how this stuff starts - one day, mindless little cute colorful game, next day -BAM, alien slavery. That's what's happening here.
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